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  • Old School Version Taken Down After Economy-Destroying Bug Surfaces - Runescape - MMORPG.com

    That's how you handle an economy issue. Instantly take care of it. Apparently they took down the servers within 15 minutes of the issue happening. 15 minutes of rollback won't cause too much issue. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.

    I actually started playing OSRS again due to the mobile client coming out for android (for members) and it's amazing on the phone. Works so well, and it's so nice to be able to jump off the computer, log in on the phone and play while commuting.
  • Blizzard Previews Communities, a New Feature Coming in Battle for Azeroth - World of Warcraft - MMOR

    I really hope people start using these if they get implemented. So many really cool social features of things go unused and eventually fall apart. I would love to see what this amounts to, it sounds really great.
  • Guild Wars 2 - Bill Murphy - ArenaNet and the Wisdom of Not Doing Anything - MMORPG.com

    I just want to take a moment to say: I love that this discussion is actually going well, with reasonable thought out responses and stances. And I won't be glad any of you die when you die, nor will I tweet about it.

    Considering this has literally been a story about one of the most hot-button issues in society, it's absolutely flabbergasting it hasn't immediately resulted in an atomic explosion of moderation-worthy mudslinging.  It's flabbergasting in the best way possible.
    It's extremely strange that it hasn't turned bad. Most people seem to go back and forth normally in the two threads about this so far. There have been maybe a couple of comments that would fall into moderation-worthy mudslinging, but even then it's a tiny amount compared to how it would normally turn.

    I'm okay with this.
  • Guild Wars 2 - Bill Murphy - ArenaNet and the Wisdom of Not Doing Anything - MMORPG.com

    These types of articles and the gaming media's response in general are the very reason terms like SJW and feminist have garnered a negative connotation.  This is why trust in mainstream media is at an all-time low in America.

    You can't fight fire with fire here.  Specifically when that fire is not even controlled, but sprayed about ignorantly, setting the entire village aflame with no regard as to who gets burned.
    I'm actually trying to look at it from all sides. And it seems to me that the only person who really got "hurt" from all this may have been Peter Fries. 
    I am just replying to this one because I've been in this situation before.

    How it works at some bigger companies, is fire all involved. It gets rid of the problem in every possible way, and makes it so there isn't any possibility of issues arising again. We had a situation at my last job, where someone went to HR regarding something and 5 people got fired, only 2 of which were actually guilty of anything, the other 3 just had an opinion they were voicing. I mean you can always go back and fight it legally, but who knows how that will turn out. 

    We don't know how the internal workings of ANet are, we don't know how either of these employees acted internally, maybe Peter was saying some things that scared them, and they wanted to eliminate the problem. Knee jerk reactions are super common in all industries. 
  • Guild Wars 2 - Bill Murphy - ArenaNet and the Wisdom of Not Doing Anything - MMORPG.com

    In the article you state that the person tweeting at her wasn't antagonistic, but she should be able to clap back? Why can she be rude if the person wasn't being antagonistic. Also it might be her personal Twitter account, but it isn't like she is just being rude on her twitter with the company listed on there, she is literally talking about the game she works on, and being obnoxious and rude towards fans discussing said game.

    Maybe she shouldn't have been fired. But at the same time what could they do?

    She has had some pretty gross tweets in the past, and this isn't much different. People are allowed to discuss how they feel about things, but if you are working for a company and discussing that companies specific practices or games, then the ball is in their court with what the response is. This wasn't unjustified, this shouldn't be as big of an issue as it's becoming.
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